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This. Man, just can't wrap my brain around this.
They probably won't find anything of those at the plant when it exploded. They were probably vaporized. Just heartbreaking.
Yeah, can't imagine those poor volunteer firefighters first on scene when the blast occurred.
There will always be those who don't care, but I agree 100%. This would be a good time for the student body to show some maturity and empathy.
Several unaccounted for.
Just an FYI HIill County is available on scanner apps on iPhone.
This is tragic but does not need to be linked to Waco and certainly not Baylor,
Let's pray for and help the citizens of West however we can. But we don't need to make this another Waco/Baylor tragedy.
Edit-directed at posters talking about diadeloso and students acting "mature."
This post was edited by The X Factor898 12 months ago
Who is trying to make this a Waco/Baylor tragedy?
Not a Baylor tragedy, necessarily, but as others have said not appropriate for over-the-top Dia celebrations tomorrow. For Waco, it has more tragic implications. Waco folk have people in West and vice-versa. It's not as if there is no connection between the communities.
Our students have already held a vigil on campus. The University has already set up a website for response opportunities. There will be a lot of students and faculty giving blood on campus tomorrow. Let's give our university and students more credit...
My parents live just north of there and Im pretty sure that at least one of our mods has parents near there too. My dad said they felt and heard it pretty clear but that they are ok. I have to head off to work but I will post the pictures he had of the fire later (taken from probably 5 miles or less).
Strange things happen sometimes, this is one of them. Sad news for CenTex.
This post was edited by nein51 12 months ago
Um, they're part of our extended community. So, yeah, it is linked to Waco and Baylor. Every news source keeps saying "Explosion Near Waco, TX". I don't think Diadeloso should continue as planned today. There's a huge tragedy just minutes from campus and we're going to hold games and party? The kids have the day off; tell them to use that time to go donate water, food and blood. Is it possible to set up blood donation vans on campus?
I'd hope for a better than a passive response from Baylor like setting up a website and telling people to find places to donate blood and hold a vigil.
Some aggies are being more proactive than we are: http://aggielandoutfitters.com/blog/?p=1254
Your contrarian shtick doesn't work on this one X.
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by bugramps 12 months ago
Pro Ecclesia, Pro Mundus
I was born and raised in West and my entire family lives there. My two brothers and their families were evacuated to my parents house near Tokio. One of my brothers lives 3 blocks from the blast area but they were luckily not at home but on their way home at the time of the explosion. My uncle is the fire chief and was unaccounted for during the first couple of hours. He was fighting the fire during the explosion. His son, my cousin, is also one of their volunteer firefighters and rushed him to providence. He has a concussion and needs surgery on his shoulder from the last family update. My dad and brothers were assisting with the search and rescue effort this morning.
This post was edited by DodgeCPA 12 months ago
Terrible news. Thoughts and prayers with those involved.
Go Blue & Gig Em'!
If anyone hears of any opportunities to help clean up, rebuild, etc., please post them here.
I think (hope) what X is saying is that he - and none of us - want this to become "the Waco explosion"
We all hear too often from people out of state or country, "Oh Waco - isn't that where (insert national tragedy) happened?"
NPR this morning was making it clear it was in West, TX and not "just outside Waco" how they could have. Not sure about other media outlets.
It's not really that important in times of tragedy, but we'd prefer it not also tarnish the city and school we're trying to build up.
Latest reports are saying 5 to 15 dead. About 4 or 5 firefighters and 1 police officer missing.
Hopefully they don't increase that estimate. It could have been much much worse.
Unfortunately that number is gonna get way worse. There is no telling how many people are trapped or unaccounted for. I pray it doesn't go higher though.
Hopefully not considering they were already evacuating people before the explosion.
Wow, I'm glad to hear he made it out of there alive TaxCPA. That blast was huge and I can't imagine anyone near it surviving. Prayers are definitely with your family and West in general.
Unfortunately this was not the first major disaster in a Texas city caused by an ammomium nitrate explosion.
Talk to some of the survivors of the Texas City disaster and they will tell you it looked like WWII.
God be with those in West.
yes- had a friend text me this morning who runs a foundation for relief needs. Please let us know what the needs are.
When Aggieland outfitters is going out of their way to help, our folks better be doing the same
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